Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Saint Patrick's Creed

There is no other God, nor ever was, nor will be,than God the Father unbegotten,without beginning,from whom is all beginning,the Lord of the universe,as we have been taught;

and His son Jesus Christ,whom we declare to have alwaysbeen with the Father, spiritually andineffably begotten by the Fatherbefore the beginning of the world,before all beginning;

and by Him are made all thingsvisible and invisible.He was made man, and,having defeated death,was received into heaven by the Father;

and He hath given Him all power over all names in heaven,on earth, and under the earth,and every tongue shall confessto Him that Jesus Christ is Lord and God,in whom we believe, and whose adventwe expect soon to be,judge of the living and of the dead,who will render to every manaccording to his deeds; and

He has poured forth upon us abundantly the Holy Spirit,the gift and pledge of immortality,who makes those who believeand obey sons of God and joint heirs with Christ;and Him do we confess and adore,one God in the Trinity of the Holy Name.

from St Patricks Confession

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